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Resting Bell is a netlabel.
The presented music should be meditative, experimental, electric, peaceful, beautiful, exciting, acustic or grounding. It could be nearly anything.

As a netlabel, Resting Bell will release music in MP3 format under the creative commons license for free.

Website: www.restingbell.net

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by Lucas Page
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Lucas Page (a.k.a. moji moji) is a musician/sound designer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His first EP album is entitled "Detroit de le Maire" and was released by Hipidukimuzik net label. Detroit de le Maire comprises 4 tracks inspired by the Lemaire strait, (which runs between Tierra del Fuego and Isla de los Estados). For his second album, "N", moji moji travels to the argentinean northwest and draws inspiration from the immensity of its breathtaking landscapes. The...
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Topics: moji moji, postrock, instrumental
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by Damian Valles
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Resting Bell is very happy to welcome Damian Valles. Damian is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist who creates ambient/experimental works based mainly on solo guitar. He utilizes a wide range of sources to expand his sound which include a variety of percussive elements, piano, and field recordings. Past releases include a full length on the excellent Under The Spire imprint, and a 3" EP on Standard Form. The latter being the first in a series of limited 3" releases called "Rural...
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Topics: Damian Valles, ambient, drone, field-recording
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ryonkt is Ryo Nakata, well-known for his great releases on Dog Eared Netlabel, Noise Joy and Mandorla. Equipped with guitar and notebook, Ryo creates dreamy and relaxed music between minimal folk and ambient. "the world that was surrounded by a deep forest and warm light" is a peaceful and easeful place. It is a kind of arcane space in everday life, but easy to find with a bit of relaxing. Listen to the repetitive guitar chords, slightly moving in each passage. The fragile melodies,...
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Topics: ryonkt, ambient, minimal folk
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by The Cherry Blues Project
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The sources of this album are from the album "El Viaje Mistico" (The Mystical Journey), originally released in 2001. The sounds of "El Viaje" are, essentially, field recordings from a journey by train in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For "El Viaje Revisited" we selected fragments and sections from those recordings and we remixed them to obtain new tracks and mixes. We think that "El Viaje Revisited" is a soundscape. A simple journey by train. We are very...
Topics: The Cherry Blues Project, field recordings, ambient, noise, experimental
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by Tiago Sousa
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The Western Lands, the western bank of the Nile: The frontier to a vast and inhospitable desert, today as in ancient times but also, in Egyptian mythology, the Land of the Dead: A space open to be filled, just as William Burroughs work published in 1987, with meaning, an open book' in many ways, readable from all possible angles, strung together by an ambience which transcends the limitations of chronological 'storytelling': Juggling with atmospheres, real and unreal memories, and steeped in...
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Topics: Tiago Sousa, acoustic, minimal, folk, ambient
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by The Cherry Blues Project
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The sources of this album are from the album "El Viaje Mistico" (The Mystical Journey), originally released in 2001. The sounds of "El Viaje" are, essentially, fields recordings from a journey by train in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For "El Viaje Revisited" we selected fragments and sections from those recordings and we remixed them to obtain new tracks. We think that "El Viaje Revisited" is a soundscape. We are very satisfied with the results, because we...
Topics: The Cherry Blues Project, field recordings, ambient, noise, experimental
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by The Cherry Blues Project
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The Cherry Blues Project released their album "El Viaje" back in 2001, in 2007 they rework the material into two new ablums "El Viaje Revisited Vol.1 & Vol.2". But that was not the end of the travel. TCBP send the tracks to 4 artists around the world. And they did really great remixes. The results are very, very different. Mensa's reworks are very dense and warm. The Jc-remixes are more rhythmic and percussive. Peacemaker bulit a noise-manifesto on the fragments of the...
Topics: The Cherry Blues Project, field recordings, ambient, noise, experimental
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by Ian D Hawgood
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"Fire rushes across the mountain. Its beautiful, and its all around me now. But the fire will die at night and I will realise that I am alone, remembering the way things used to be. This night has come too soon." Ian D Hawgood 03/11/07 00:45 4 tracks of enormous beauty are presented by Ian D Hawgood on "The Fire Will Die At Night". With great soundscapes and multiple layers of different soundsources, this EP catches you and leaves you with a soft shiver over your back. Ian...
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Topics: Ian D Hawgood, Ambient, Electronica
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by David Molina
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Ghosts and Strings is the current project by composer/sound artist/multi-instrumentalist David Molina, also known as "Los Veneremos". Molina studied and performed classical guitar for almost 12 years until he discovered the art of recording and scoring music for theatre, dance, film. 12 more years went by and the rest was history. Unlike the output of his experimental, noise, ambient group Transient, "Canciones del Futuro" is an epic, harmonic, cinematic, guitar driven, 3...
Topics: Ghosts and Strings, Folk, Ambient, Electronica, Shoegaze
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by Regosphere
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Regosphere is Andrew Quitter, a really productive man from Portland, Oregon. He does harsh noise music with "Suburbia Melting" since 1998, is running the DumpsterScore Home Recordings label, and between all this, he finds time for his new project Regosphere with synth miniatures, dark ambient elements, field recordings and lo-fi noises. The three pieces on "The Coast By Train" have a duration from 8 to 15 minutes. The ride starts with "In Darkened Hills", an...
Topics: Regosphere, Ambient, Experimental
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by Ian D Hawgood
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"I close my eyes, earmuffs blocking out the city noise. I have known sadness and I have known hate. I have stared at the darkness and it has just stared right back, knowing a compatriot. I close my eyes a little tighter and start feeling my way blindly back." Ian D Hawgood Compared with it's predecessor "The Fire Will Die At Night" Ian's new EP comes with a lighter, less dense atmosphere. Soft piano-spots, little melodies from far away and sometimes slightly moving beats...
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Topics: Ian D Hawgood, Ambient, Electronica
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by Saito Koji
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Saito Koji is a musician from Japan, who creates wonderful minimal drone-music with guitar, keyboards, field recordings and some effects. He is known for his releases on Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. "Time / Line" contains the two pieces "Time" and "Line", with a duration of 33 minutes each. "Time" is drone in the best way. You feel like standing in a field of clouds or wrappped in a warm blanket while listening to...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Time, Line, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
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by Bill Bawden
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Resting Bell is really happy to welcome herzog, a.k.a. Bill Bawden and his latest EP “first summer and the running dream”. Bill’s previous releases on Serein were the first netaudio-works I got in touch with. And you also might know him from his fantastic release on 12rec. So what an honour to do a herzog-release here on Resting Bell. “first summer and the running dream” contains 5 tracks with a complete duration of 30 minutes. Compared to his earlier works “first summer...“ has a...
Topics: herzog, ambient, electronic, electroacoustic
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by Sergey Suokas
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After the powerful and emotive "Love"-EP on Autoplate, "room phive" is the third release by Russian composer Sergey Suokas. Sergey makes music since '99. And besides of his techno-project "Suokas", Sergey releases soulful and hypnotic ambient-music under the moniker "slow". "room phive" is a 4-track-EP filled with friendly and deep collage-electronica composed with samples taken from nature and sounds recorded at the studio. The result are four...
Topics: slow, Sergey Suokas, Ambient, Electronica
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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Analog Vibrations. That points into the right direction. Summons of Shining Ruins is a project of Shinobu Nemoto, who works with electric guitar, tape delay, old rhythm machines, stompboxes and 4-track-recorders. No computer or software is used to record this work. And you can hear that in every tone. "BIRD REQUIEM" sounds at the first listen extremly raw. You can not define what you hear in the first moment. But everything sounds a bit haunting, hidden under a layer of dust. But the...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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by Leif Folkvord
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Do you remember lefolk's last RB-contribution "weather to shore" back in May 2011? So now he is back with a new, wonderful 8-track-album called "isn't this dangerous?". lefolk is audio/video artist Leif Folkvord of Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. He has released his album "intermitter" on NKR. His self-released material is available via audio.lefolk.com. "isn't this dangerous?" is deep and moving 48-minute journey. A fading structure and slight beats in the...
Topics: lefolk, ambient, soundscape
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by Off Land
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Off Land is an ambient project by Tim Dwyer. With ambient textures, little field recording snippets, spoken word phrases and classical instruments, Off Land takes place in the space between minimal, ambient and contemporary classical music. With 8 pieces and 75 minutes duration, "Encounter Point" is a monumental ambient work. All pieces are arranged very carefully and with a great sense for intensity and tension. The single tracks seem quite minimal and pure on the surface, but when...
Topics: Off Land, Encounter Point, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by Moabi
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Moabi from Toulouse, France, collected three own pieces and two remixes for this fantastic release called "Hanami" (japanese for "enjoying the beauty of flowers"). Set up between Electronica, IDM, Experimental music and Ambient, all five pieces have a very unique, deep feeling. An impressive mix of beautiful melodies, intense atmosphere and twinkle-toed beats. Starting with the more beat-orientated "Hey You" the EP gets calmer with every following track, finding...
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Topics: Moabi, Hanami, Electronica, Experimental, Ambient
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by IJO
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IJO is audrius vaitiekunas from klaipeda, lithuania. IJO is most well known for his energetic, drill and bass music that fuses together pop aesthetics, avant-garde noise with jazz-inspired, lyrical synth melodies. But that is only one side of the story. IJO also produces beautiful and inspiring ambient music. On his EP "The White Out" you will find 5 tracks, all rather short, between three and five minutes. All together about 20 minutes, but beautifully involving and with a very...
Topics: IJO, ambient, electronica
Resting Bell
by brunk
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brunk is the solo-project of Bert Vanden Berghe, homerecording musician, born in 1977 and now living in Ghent, Belgium. Bert started with brunk in 1998; he just wanted to record and experiment with music in a free way, without stylistic restrictions or a predefined direction. Other brunk-releases are available from WM Recordings and Dog Eared Records. The "winter ep" contains 4 tracks with a complete duration of 21 minutes, recorded in February 2008. All 4 pieces are slow,...
Topics: brunk, instrumental, ambient, guitar
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by A Western Addition
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I'm writing these words from Qingdao, China where this collection of songs sound like they're from outer space compared to the syrupy love songs that blast out of the speakers here. These pieces take me back to my years in my studio apartment off McAllister Street in San Francisco. Often, as I'd watch the evening fog roll by pass Twin Peaks out of my kitchen window, I'd play my guitar; and sometimes on those special nights angels would visit, allowing my fingers to miraculously play themselves....
Topics: A Western Addition, guitar, ambient
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by Jason Corder
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What an enormous output this year by Jason Corder aka offthesky. He has given us two great releases on term and autoplate. Now he returns with a 4-track-EP on Resting Bell. Musically related to the "Du Soleil ep" on atmoworks, "rare decay" presents four careful though stunning pieces. The entire release from beginning to end is a perfect compliment to lying down and watching the clouds lilt by. Or like listlessly gazing on a silent snow fall. It is a fitting soundtrack to...
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Topics: offthesky, off the sky, ambient
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by derrick hart
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Derrick Hart is an American musician. You might know him from his "Songs From A Cross (The Sea)" EP on 12rec, a release in which Derrick shows great musical talent and a really fantastic sense for song-writing and melodies. With his "fall asleep to this" EP he goes a more experimental and meditative way. The five tracks are mainly based on vocals, even though there are no actual lyrics. "kontakt" and "when someone loves you no more" are performed only...
Topics: derrick hart, ambient, experimental, electronica
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by Sergey Suokas
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You might remember slow by his "room phive"-release on Resting Bell last December, or for the "Love"-EP on Autoplate. If not, slow is the moniker of Sergey Suokas, a russian composer in the fields of techno (as Suokas) and soulful and hypnotic ambient-music (as slow). His new release "dual box" can be seen as a meditation on the "Flower of Life". This geometrical figure is a composition of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles, that are arranged so...
Topics: slow, Sergey Suokas, Ambient, Electronica
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by Etienne Michelet
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"The Brittle Ballet" is the new work from Etienne Michelet, a french composer and musician in the fields of minimal, classical and experimental music, wellknown for his "Calendaires"-series (released on Four Directional Doubt, frozen elephants and Resting Bell), the "Tombs for Anatole" (released via la nouvelle degelee) and various other releases. "The Brittle Ballet" contains eleven miniature pieces with a compete duration of 14 minutes. All pieces are...
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Topics: Etienne Michelet, ambient, minimal, experimental, classical
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by Saito Koji
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I think Saito Koji needs only little introduction. Besides his three former Resting Bell-releases, he released his work on labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. His new Resting Bell-release "Luck" consists of three tracks with a total duration of 48 minutes. The first track "Old Tape Magic" starts off with a beautiful 20-minute long drone. Beautiful, bright and shimmering. The short...
Topics: Saito Koji, Luck, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
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by James McDougall
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"entia non" is the project moniker of Australian artist James McDougall. After great releases at u-cover (zero comma zero, inter alia) and test tube (distal) he comes up with his first release "sub routine" on Resting Bell. The four tracks, deeply affected by the Australian landscape (South East Queensland), are very subtle, just like putting your ears on the ground of an animated, busy grassland. Little glitches grawling around like insects, soft wind flurries playing in...
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Topics: entia non, ambient, experimental, field recordings
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by The Love Songs
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The Love Songs is the amazing one man arkestra Sven Swift. Swift lives in the North of Germany, runs the CDR- and Netlabel 12rec.net and writes reviews about free music at Phlow Magazine and his own blog RUBored.org. In June 2007, Sven performed a 25-minutes live-set at the DIY 2.0 festival in Dresden. The whole set consists of one well-structured, tension-filled piece of drone music, created with analogue synthesizers and effect-feedback only (an exception is the little nightingale-chant...
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Topics: The Love Songs, Live, Dresden, Drone, Ambient, Experimental
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by Etienne Michelet
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Etienne Michelet is a young composer and musician from France. After his self-released works "Bleu Vespéral" and "Le Piano à Coudre (The Sewing-Piano)", this is the first release of his ongoing "Calendaires"-project, which moves in the fields of minimal, ambient, experimental music and classical music. This "Calendaires"-release contains two parts, both together over 50 minutes long. Part one begins in a very dark context. Deep, growling bass sounds...
Topics: Etienne Michelet, ambient, minimal, experimental, classical
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by Jason Corder
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Time is a strange thing. Two and a half years ago (65 releases ago, in netlabel-speak) Resting Bell released offthesky's "rare decay". A timeless and beautiful 4 song EP. I didn't hesitate a second when Jason Corder asked me if I'd be interested in a re-release of his musically related “du-soleil” EP which was originally released via atmoworks back in 2007. "du soleil" is not only fully remastered, but it is also extended with three fine remixes from Darren Mcclure,...
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Topics: offthesky, off the sky, ambient
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by Phillip Wilkerson
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Phillip Wilkerson began creating ambient music in 2005. His work ranges from warm, peaceful ambience to the more abstract and experimental forms of electronic music, combining guitar, field recordings, synthesizers and generative software. You may know him from various releases on bypass, timetheory, Earth Mantra or Clinical Archives. "Midland" is a 5-track-EP with a complete duration of about 27 minutes. Part I - IV are very homogeneous. A warm and continuous background-drone,...
Topics: Phillip Wilkerson, Midland, ambient, drone, electronic
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by Saito Koji
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It is Saito Koji-time again. He worked with labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings, Gears of Sand Recordings, Median Recordings and element perspective. And he already released eight previous releases via Resting Bell. His latest contribution to the Resting Bell-catalog is really huge. It is a five hour work. 16 titles with a duration of 4:33 minutes each and five long forms with 39 minutes to 48 minutes. The sixteen short tracks play...
Topics: Saito Koji, Ambient, Drone
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by Bas van Huizen
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Bas van Huizen is a sound and visual artist (video/animation) from Nijmegen the Netherlands. You may know him from his "Ontgalman"-release on test tube or from his physical releases on Etherkreet records. A label focusing on electroacoustic and improvised music, which he runs together with Ezra Jacobs. "Wegwerpwee" contains 8 tracks. According to Bas most of the material is older than "Ontgalman", but he mixed and remastered everything for this release. And it is a...
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Topics: Bas van Huizen, ambient, experimental, electroacoustic
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by jeremy bible & jason henry
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Jeremy Bible and Jason Henry are two productive artists based in Canton, Ohio, an area of the United States referred to as 'the rust belt' due to its rapid industrial decline. Similar to their surroundings which contrast rural farmland against decaying industrial landscapes, the duo contrast various sounds and styles in ways that can be compared to the elegant and subtle color contrasts created by painters of fine abstract-expressionist art. Utilizing field recordings, found sounds, acoustic...
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Topics: Jeremy Bible, Jason Henry, Ambient, Experimental, Soundscape
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by sylvie walder & entia non
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Sylvie Walder and entia non (James McDougall) are well-known names in the netlabel-world and beyond. Sylvie Walder released collaboration-albums with Phillip Wilkerson, Siegmar Fricke, and "_" (as Kakitsubata). entia non has released solo-works on test tube, IOD, u-cover, Resting Bell and contributions on compilations for duckbay and Slow Flow Recs. On "bewilderment" Sylvie and James create a rich and deep organic sound-cosmos. Droning background-layers, instrumental...
Topics: sylvie walder, entia non, piano, ambient, experimental
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by Benn Curry
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~~~ (triple sones) is one moniker of Benn Curry, a 21-year old graphic designer and photographer, living in the north east of England. Recording all the sounds at home with minimal after production, ~~~ utilises various instrumentations, ranging from guitars, bass, mobile phones, voices, casiotones and banjos. Through Grass Note, ~~~ expresses a great understanding of how to create sounds and textures with a deep feeling and atmosphere and takes you on an intense journey with every piece of...
Topics: ~~~, triple sones, experimental, minimalist
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by Off Land
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Similar to my previous release, Commute, which was an exercise in revisiting a past experience, the Anniversary ep is an exercise in revisiting a moment of time. Parts of my wedding were documented with field recordings. This included pre-ceremony unpacking / chatter / music, post-ceremony celebration / music, and a hike up a mountain. This material became the album's skeleton. The guitar and French Horn were exstracted from the original field recordings. I decided to honor the original rural...
Topics: Off Land, Commute, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by Edu Comelles
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Mensa is a project by Edu Comelles from Barcelona, Spain. Mensa creates soundscapes in a dialogue between sound experimentation with high-tech possibilities and the natural enviroment, the landscape and the countryside. All the sounds are produced to be listened outside, in public spaces or natural enviroments. So, Nordic Recordings is a beautiful 4-track EP with softly moving soundstructures. It is a very calm and gentle production.
Topics: Mensa, Nordic Recordings, Experimental, Ambient, Soundscapes
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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Shinobu Nemoto is a sound-artist from Kanagawa, Japan. You might know "Summons of Shining Ruins", his solo-guitar project or "Dark Side of The Audio System ", a tape-loop-experiment. Under his real name Shinobu Nemoto mainly releases guitar-improvisations and field-recordings. He also runs the label "MOUFU-ROKUON" and did collaborations with Brain Grainger, Jason Adams and Danielle Demos. "Melting Loop Trip" is a collection of sixteen loops, each loop...
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Topics: Shinobu Nemoto, Melting Loop Trip, ambient, loops, experimental
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by ryonkt
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After the release of "the world that was surrounded..."and works for Dog Eared Netlabel, Noise Joy, Mandorla and audiotalaia , Ryonkt comes up with the majestic 17-minute track "gray sky". Compared to the melody-driven, minimal-folk orientated "the world that was surrounded..."-release, "gray sky" is a dense and very continuous ambient-drone work. A warm and thick sound-planket, consisting of minimal tone-variations and shiftings, surrounds you and flows...
Topics: ryonkt, ambient, drone
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by Off Land
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Let's go back to 2006. I used to hate my job, the dead-end brainless work. Even more, I used to hate my commute. An hour by subway what would take 20 minutes by car if I had owned one. Everyday I walked to the subway, switching lines in town and took a 2nd line to the end. I dreamed that one day the subway would take me past the last stop, just keep going. Or maybe I would end up somewhere else, somewhere new. Music was my salvation, my soundtrack, those two hours each day. With or without...
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Topics: Off Land, Commute, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by Saito Koji
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After his fantastic "Beautiful"-CDr on SEM Saito Koji releases another great track on Resting Bell. Besides his work on SEM you may know Saito from his releases on Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. "Candle" is a single 30 minute-ambient-drone-track, and the title fits perfectly to the presented music. Various themes are shifting softly from front to back and back to front. Flicking and shimmering like candle-light. Saito creates a deep and...
Topics: Saito Koji, Candle, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
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by Sparke / Illidge
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Gardens from Light are an ambient drone duo from the North of England. They formed during 2006 and consist of individuals I. Sparke and S. Illidge. Their release "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" is a massive work in two pieces. Both together two hours long. They create 12 conceptual pieces around figures from the russian and east european mythology, 12 deep and dark sonic landscapes of drones, walls of strings and field recordings. In the russian legend a "Sirin" is a bird with the...
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Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
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by The Inventors of Aircraft
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Many of you will remember the first Inventors of Aircraft-release on Serein called "Unknown Language" back two years ago. Now I have the pleasure to welcome TIOA on Resting Bell with a wonderful new work, mastered by Ian Hawgood. "As it is" has an enormous warm and dense sound. You'll find some elements you know from "Unknown Language" like the repetitive melodic motifs over the foundation of droning, growling sounds. But for me "As it is" also sounds...
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Topics: The Inventors of Aircraft, As it is, Ambient, Experimental
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by Johnny Utterback
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Counterspark is the solo project of Johnny Utterback of Richmond, Virginia. A visual artist by trade, Johnny began experimenting in sound in 2006. From that point on, Counterspark has been a project of experimentation in the world electronic music. Rich textures and lush soundscapes with an underlying tone of optimism are all intertwined into the melancholy compositions that are Counterspark. The sounds of The Halpern Experiment were inspired by a "healing sounds" cassette, found in a...
Topics: Counterspark, The Haplern Experiment, Ambient, Experimental
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by Michael Dzjaparidze
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Processing... is Michael Dzjaparidze. A 25 year old student of Musictechnology and Sounddesign at the Utrecht School for the Arts in Hilversum, The Netherlands. Processing... is about approaching sound and soundobjects in original and unconvential ways. The one time this is achieved by the use of synthetic generated sounds, but just as easily by manipulating and processing existing sounds in interesting ways. These can range from fieldrecordings to instrument tones and speech. Experimentation,...
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Topics: Processing..., ambient, experimental, minimal
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by Kevin Stephens
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Kevin Stephens has been writing music under the name of Saffron Slumber since 2004. Originally started as a project to explore ideas in ambient music, the project has continued to evolve over its lifespan to include aspects of noise, drone, and other forms of experimental composition. Former releases could be found on Pocket Change Records, Skrow!Media, Zenapolae, Luxus-Arctica Records International, and Circlesandlines Recordings. "Somnogen" consists of 6 tracks and has a complete...
Topics: Saffron Slumber, Somnogen, Ambient, Experimental, Drone
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by Darwin Raymond
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Darwin Raymond is primarily a guitar based musician currently residing in Columbus, Ohio. He has also released an EP on Audio Gourmet (Rien/Rain) and an album on FeedbackLoop (Night). His new release on Resting Bell is called "Beyond The Shore, The Sea" and it is a wonderful album focusing on the ocean. Nine tracks with a complete duration of about 40 minutes. Darwin has focused on the overlap and interplay of memory with the present, which he explores by recording a base guitar track...
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by K.M.Krebs
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K.M.Krebs has been around in the internet-based-music-scene for a long time. His work consists of excellent releases on Treetrunk, Thinner, Nishi, Con-v and many more. On "Symmetries" K.M.Krebs presents three minimal ambient pieces with a duration of about 25 minutes. In every composition you can hear subtle repetitive fragments, little glitches and extensive, wide open soundscapes. It is a dense and complex work on multiple layers, taking you deeper and deeper into the own world of...
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Topics: K.M.Krebs, Symmetries, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by jmdkm
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Since 1994 jmdkm has been active in the arts, particularly in painting, photography and sound. He has been in a self-centered experimenting mode which has possibly gone into a naive approach. "Start Here" contains 9 tracks on a scale from playful to noisy and it is all about trying to find out where it aches or not, trying to feel where it hurts so good. Taking an electro-acoustic path, with nothing but a dorky drum kit, 2 cheesy toy keyboards and some stomp boxes. In a way the sounds...
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by Glenn Ryszko
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Last year Glenn Ryszko released his work "4.0 subtle distorted guitar drones" on Resting Bell as well as compilation-tracks for "SOUNDOFSLOWFLOW Vol.1" from Slow Flow Records and "listen" from duckbay. Now he comes up with his second Resting Bell-release called "Machine". "Machine" is a sublime minimal drone work, inspired by abandoned industrial places. Glenn was born in a coal mining area, which was closed down even before he was born....
Topics: Glenn Ryszko, drone, ambient, experimental
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by Glenn Ryszko
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Glenn Ryszko is a student at the academy of visual arts Maastricht. After having played several instruments in various musical groups, he decided to start a more experimental project on his own. Glenn creates sound by manipulating instrumentation and environmental recordings, using electric guitar, fieldrecordings and custom software. On "4.0 subtle distorted guitar drones" Glenn presents 4 superb minimal tracks based on distorted guitar tones. The sound shifts from very quiet...
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Topics: Glenn Ryszko, guitar, drone, ambient, experimental
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by Harry Towell
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The sound-art of Spheruleus is produced by British artist Harry Towell with a previous discography including releases on the likes of Under The Spire, Earth Mantra and Test Tube as well as his own label Audio Gourmet. Intrigued by all things old and rustic, his music is often inspired by the rural Lincolnshire surroundings in which he lives and his first outing of 2011, here on Resting Bell, is intended to really captured this. A short collection of deliberately loose and degraded instrument...
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Topics: Ambient, Electro-Acoustic, Drone, Field Recordings
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by Rick Tarquinio
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After his wonderful release "Sending You Going" under the "The Accidental Psaltery"-moniker, "Waves" is Rick Tarquinio's second contribution to the Resting Bell-catalogue. This new EP contains two tracks with a complete duration of 25 minutes. The pieces for "Waves" contain minimal source material arranged accidentally. Wave 1, dedicated to John Cage, uses the sequence of notes in his last name played in different octaves and rhythms on the bowed...
Topics: Rick Tarquinio, Waves, Ambient, Soundscape
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by Saito Koji
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And December ends with another new release by Saito Koji. His follow-up to the earlier released album "Music" is called "Guide". The eight tracks are 3 minutes long, the classical radio hit length. The music is very dense. Starting with very distorted, thick and layered sounds shifting to a clear and calmer atmosphere in the end. All pieces are rather short in the field of ambient or drone music but Saito filled the pieces with an enormous richness and concentration....
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Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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by Hawgood / Jones
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Lost Lanterns is the project of Ian Hawgood and Ben Jones. Both met at university and worked together in different bands, now teamed up to work alone on their music using live instrumentation, field recordings and computers. The first result of their work is "Polar Living", a 60-minute long, very atmospheric release with six tracks. It's a gentle combination of deep melodic keyboard elements with field recordings (made entirely in the UK countryside during autumn/winter time). Warm...
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Topics: Lost Lanterns, Ambient, Electronica, Experimental
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by Julien Skrobek
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Julien Skrobek was born in Paris. As a teacher, he naturally became interested in the process of memorization and his work revolves around the relation between music, silence and memory. The main question it asks is: If I hear a note of music, when do I need to hear the next one in order to be able to build upon its trace? "Pays Natal" works with that question over a duration of 35 minutes. It’s a meditative experience and a test for listening habits. You hear short drones, little...
Topics: Julien Skrobek, Pays Natal, Experimental, Minimal
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by Ennio Mazzon
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Ennio Mazzon is an Italian sound artist. I first heard of him as a remixer of Off Land's "Input Shape". But he did netaudio-releases on Audiotalaia and Timetheory and a CDr-release on his own imprint "Ripples Recordings", as well as various sampler-contributions. "The Possibility Of Joy" contains 4 tracks with a complete duration of about 22 minutes. Most of the material seems to be generated with synthesizers and electronical equipment with a little addition of...
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Topics: Ennio Mazzon, ambient, experimental
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by strom noir
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strom noir is a project of Emil Matko, born in 1979 and now living in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is wellknown from his releases on u-cover (ylomejja, kruhyNAvode), ambsine (luvyoo) and format noise (lorawa). "kueyen" brings you six athmospheric ambient-experimental tracks, built mainly with electric and acoustic guitar loops, synth-layers and some well-arranged field-recording elements. Deep, sometimes really dark droning elements, repetitive melodic structures and more abstract...
Topics: strom noir, ambient, experimental
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by The Cherry Blues Project
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The Cherry Blus Project, a two-people-project from argentina, was one of the first artists on Resting Bell. They are mainly known for more experimental music, field recordings, noise and improvisation. For their "new" release on Resting Bell they did something you wouldn't expect. They recorded a folk record. "The Psychiatric Years EP" is rescued material from TCBP, about 4-5 years old, compiled into two EPs. All the material is folk music. Songs with melodies and...
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"grumpy folk with a grin", that's how gillicuddy, in real life Andi Rohden, titles his musical output. Mainly based on folk-orientated acoustic guitar-lines with slightly broken vocals and additional background-structure from a keyboard, melodica, accordion or a second guitar-line, his work reminds me mostly of Tom Waits, acoustic dEUS, non-electrical Notwist or Modest Mouse. "the repeating thoughts of old zinng-zanng" is the follow-up to his "Shmalhans is...
Topics: gillicuddy, acoustic, folk, guitar
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by Saito Koji
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Saito Koji continues to produce great single-track longform drone-pieces. Remember his latest release on SEM "Ocean"? Or his former works like "Beautiful" or "Candle"? He is just perfect in building up drone-loops over 30 minutes to one hour and they are never getting boring. "Tokyo Morning Loop" is a 45-minute-piece. The loop repeats over and over in this piece but every time you listen you find another overtone, another little bit of melody you didn't...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Tokyo Morning Loop, Loop, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
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by Sparke / Illidge
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Gardens from Light are an ambient drone duo from the North of England. They formed during 2006 and consist of individuals I. Sparke and S. Illidge. Their release "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" is a massive work in two pieces. Both together two hours long. They create 12 conceptual pieces around figures from the russian and east european mythology, 12 deep and dark sonic landscapes of drones, walls of strings and field recordings. In the russian legend a "Sirin" is a bird with the...
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Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
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by d'incise
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d'incise is wellknown by his releases on Zymogen, Test Tube or IOD. He is member of the Audioactivity music & visual collective founded in 2000 in Geneva (CH), releases electronica, electro-acoustic, experimental music solo or with various partners. And he also pratices free improvisation with the Diatribes-project and runs the Insubordinations netlabel, dedicate to improvised music. His release "Stase / Contre Stase" contains two pieces of live-recordings. "Stase",...
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Topics: d'incise, electronica, electroacoustic, experimental
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by HameloH
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HameloH is a one-man project from Macomer, Sardinia. On "Innervibes" he presents 7 pieces of experimental drone sounds layered with strings, keyboards and voices. According to the title "Innervibes" this release could be described as an inner journey. Mostly dark with some sparks of shining light. In some parts mysterious, in some parts disturbing or rough and sometimes peaceful and meditative. But in all parts a great sonical experiment.
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by Ian D Hawgood
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After a bunch of great releases under several monikers on a wide range of labels like luvsound, headphonica, u-cover, experimedia, best kept secret, lunar flower and many more, Ian Hawgood is back home with a stunning release on Resting Bell. "A Life In Abstract Colours" contains 5 pieces with a duration of nearly 60 minutes. It is a monolithic work. Walls of guitar- and piano-drones are shifting slightly from one ear to the other. Compared to the earlier Resting Bell-releases, it’s...
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by heu{s-k}ach & pedro sousa
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heu{s-k}ach is a duo of improvisors (d’incise and Marcel Chagrin) generating long sound constructions, opposing simple, sometime almost repetive elements to concrete textures and deep drones. The hypnotic result is a bastard born from a large range of inspirations like free improv, electroacoustic music, drone and psychedelic music. For "I know not what tomorrow will bring" they teamed up with Pedro Sousa and recorded 4 wonderful pieces in Lisbon. Using guitar, electronics, a bass...
Topics: heu{s-k}ach, pedro sousa, improvisation, electroacoustic, drone
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. Part 1 is a contribution of Shinobu Nemoto, well-known sound-artist from Kanagawa, Japan. He runs his own label "MOUFU-ROKUON", releases his work also as "Summons of Shining Ruins" or "Dark Side of The Audio System" and collaborates with several artists like Brian Grainger, VCV, Jason Adams and Danielle Demos. His new work "Tetsuo" is a glimmering 58-minute opus,...
Topics: Shinobu Nemoto, Tetsuo, ambient, experimental
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by terje paulsen
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terje paulsen is a sound-artist from Kristiansand, Norway, working with simple instruments and equipment, sometimes self made, sounds from found objects and fieldrecordings from his local enviroment. He likes the sounds to be hand made and does not use a laptop. "twenty feet for buddha" is a contemplative, subtle piece with a duration of about twenty minutes. terje made this track with some treated fieldrecordings and buddha-machines. It starts very quiet with some light drones,...
Topics: terje paulsen, ambient, experimental, soundscape
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by fallen
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Fallen are brothers Andrew and Richard Fryer who come from the south of England. The group was formed in 1999 making spooky neurotic jungle. Over the course of nine releases they have gradually evolved into a more meditative proposition and are now purveyors of a sort of outsider dreampop. Fallen’s last recording, “A rare camouflage” is available on the cookanegg imprint. Andrew is also the man behind Boy swung tunnel whose album “The sun sparks” is on the Format noise label. Their EP...
Topics: fallen, feathers, ambient, dream pop, electronica
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by Saito Koji
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As well as last December we complete June 2012 with another Saito Koji-release. "Sleepy" is a single, one hour long track. His last releases "Guide" and "Again" based on the limited time-frame of three minutes and presented drone and ambient soundscapes in a really focused and condensed version. Listening to a one hour piece is the complete counterpart. The sounds within this track have the chance to evolve with every listen. Based on a simple looping guitar...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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by Jordan Sauer
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Segue is Jordan Sauer from Vancouver, Canada. His sound is a patchwork of textures and tones with a focus on the interplay of timbre. These sounds are created through the blending of various instruments (12-string guitar, piano, violin, melodica, glockenspiel, various percussive instruments) and incidental found sounds. His recent release "a glass darkly" is an absolutly beautiful, meditative and touching piece of music. Haunting melodies, guitar- and piano-miniatures,...
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Topics: Segue, Jordan Sauer, Ambient, Experimental
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by Adrian Juarez
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Adrian Juarez was born in La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He studied piano for seven years and then he got close to other musical instuments in an intuitive way. Besides his role as an artist he's in charge of Fri­gida Records netlabel where he edits music by artists from all over the world. In his large output he comes near a long genre list, but on the two "Caleta"-Volumes he celebrates 4 calm, tranquil ambient tunes. Slightly vibrating soundscapes and soft drones guide the...
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Topics: Adrian Juarez, ambient, minimal
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by Collin Thomas
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Collin Thomas is an experimental musician, composer, and artist. He has composed numerous pieces including works for percussion, winds and many different chamber ensembles. As an experimental musician, Thomas has released over ten albums, many of which can be downloaded for free. April Triptych is a two hour long piece chronicling a typical suburban morning, afternoon, and night. Elements of three are two-fold: 1. three field recordings of a backyard in a housing complex layered and sequenced....
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Topics: Collin Thomas, April Triptych, Ambient, Field Recordings, Soundscape
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by Leif Folkvord
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lefolk is audio/video artist Leif Folkvord of Grand Rapids, Michigan USA. The material he creates is influenced by a formal education in media arts filtered through the juxtaposition of experiences at his day(night) job as a pilot. After two full-length albums and the EP "blankscape", lefolk releases his new work "weather to shore" on Resting Bell. Consisting of 13 tracks and a complete duration of one hour, "weather to shore" is a wonderful microsonic sound...
Topics: lefolk, weather to shore, ambient, soundscape